The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) and digital studio ISOdesign have successfully completed an interdisciplinary pilot project funded by the AHRC’s call on ‘Next Generation of Immersive Experiences’. Our main outputs from this project were an initial set of design guidelines for immersive experiences in the museum sector and an AR and VR experience based on the history of the GSA’s Laocoön plastercast statue that was designed and developed using these guidelines.
This collaboration has now been awarded follow on funding from the AHRC.
This has created an interactive proof-of-concept demonstration to further explore the feasibility of delivering a range of archival assets (3D object scans, images, digital documents, architectural models) within a virtual space – Studio 39.
The assets required for the proof of concept demo of Studio 39 came mainly from the Archives and Collection department at The Glasgow School of Art. Using a co-design approach with schoolchildren, we have developed a series of immersive interactive spaces where schoolchildren can explore the history of The Glasgow School of Art.
Co-design with school children
- Project record: https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FS010548%2F1
- ISO Design page about the project: https://isodesign.co.uk/studio-39-gsa
- Digital Laocoönat the Beyond conference: https://beyondconference.org/showcase/digital-laocoon/
- Visualising Laocoön, GSA Archives https://gsaarchives.net/2019/01/visualising-laocoon/
- GSA press release: https://gsapress.blogspot.com/2019/01/news-release-glasgow-school-of-art-and.html